1 doctor weighed in:

Can amikacin nebulization be used for chest infection?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Amikacin nebulizatio

Yes it can be used in healthy patients for lung infection as it penetrates lungs and there is very low systemic absorption.
A dose of 60 mgm/kgm appears to be safe as was in a study with low serum concentration of less than 15mgm/kgm infusion, as it was compared to infusion.

In brief: Amikacin nebulizatio

Yes it can be used in healthy patients for lung infection as it penetrates lungs and there is very low systemic absorption.
A dose of 60 mgm/kgm appears to be safe as was in a study with low serum concentration of less than 15mgm/kgm infusion, as it was compared to infusion.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors